Jamiah Tappin


Jamiah Tappin supports community and organizational processes that lead to stronger neighborhood partnerships across sectors, shared understanding of values rooted in equity, and movement building for collective impact. Her expertise is in community organizing, advocacy, capacity building and facilitation with a racial justice lens. Currently, Jamiah serves as Interim Co-Director for Boston Alliance for Community Health, whose mission is to unite community based organizations, coalitions, hospitals and government bodies to improve the health of Boston residents. She collaborates with hospitals and community based organizations on local health assessments, facilitates project based processes, and provides technical support to neighborhood coalitions to improve their overall structure and capacity. Jamiah manages BACH’s communication strategies, is a leader on BACH’S Racial Equity Committee and facilitates BACH’s Community Engagement & Membership Committee, which engages residents in BACH’s health planning and advocacy work. Previously, Jamiah worked in Hartford, CT empowering youth and residents around public safety concerns, housing issues and clean neighborhood initiatives, as well as been an advocate equity in education and LGBT rights at the State legislature. Jamiah holds a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and enjoys art history, movies and crocheting.

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